City of Phoenix closing eight public swimming pools this summerPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Budget problems for Phoenix are forcing the city to close some public swimming pools this summer.
Phoenix Public Pools Closed
City of Phoenix closing eight public swimming pools this summer - Budget problems for Phoenix are forcing the city to close some public swimming pools this summer.
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Eight city pools are affected. City officials said they tried to spread the closures throughout the city and targeted pools that were in need of renovation.
"One pool -- Falcon Pool -- the pool house roof was essentially close to destroyed in a storm last August," explained David Urbinato of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. "We knew Falcon was going to need some serious renovation so that was a good choice for one of the pools to close in the first year."
According to Parks and Rec, the current plan is to rotate the closure of eight pools each year. Upgrades and repairs will be performed during those closures.
The pools that will be closed this summer are:
Coronado, 1717 N. 12th St.; Cortez, 3434 W. Dunlap Ave; Falcon, 3420 W. Roosevelt St.; Mountain View, 1104 E. Grovers; Perry, 3131 E. Windsor Ave.; Roadrunner, 3502 E. Cactus Road; Roosevelt, 6246 S. Seventh St.; Starlight, 7810 W. Osborn Road.
Some pools that will be open will have shorter hours. In addition, admission prices have gone up a bit.
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